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Refreshing Maca Ginger Nice Cream Recipe

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When summer is in full swing there’s nothing better on a sunny afternoon than sitting outside chowing down on some banana nice cream! Nice cream is one of my favorite things to have; I always make sure I have a huge bag of frozen bananas on hand so I can whip this maca ginger nice cream recipe up anytime. It’s just like having ice cream without all the extra fat, sugar and dairy.  This one is sweet AND spicy! It combines bananas, ginger, honey, chocolate and maca powder for that boost of superfood power! This is a vegan treat if you use vegan chocolate chips, otherwise top with the chocolate of your choice. Use a high speed blender, like a Blendtec or Vitamix for the best consistency.

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Maca Ginger Nice Cream

Myra Mingo ~ The Happy Health Freak
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Ice Cream
Servings 1
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1/4 cup dairy free milk
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger or a small nib of fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp organic honey raw
  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 Tbsp chocolate chips melted (optional!)

For larger blender jars such as Vitamix or Blendtec Wildside jar - works best if you double the recipe.


    • Place all ingredients (except for chocolate chips) into the blender in the order listed, secure lid and blend until smooth.
    • For Blendtec: If using the Twister jar, run the ICE CREAM cycle and turn the lid with tines counterclockwise. Using the Fourside Jar* run the ICE CREAM cycle. If the blade spins freely stop the machine and use a spatula to push ingredients down into the blades and then run the ICE CREAM cycle again. Repeat if necessary until creamy and combined.
    • For Vitamix*: Start on VARIABLE speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE speed #10/HIGH. Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades and blend for about 30 seconds.
    • Freeze for 1 1/2 hours.
    • Dish up, drizzle with melted chocolate and enjoy your healthy "ice cream".
    • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


    * If using the Blendtec Wildside Jar or Next Generation blenders, will work much better if you double the recipe


    Serving: 1gCalories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 70.5gProtein: 5.4gFat: 2.9gSaturated Fat: 1.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 2.5mgSodium: 46.3mgFiber: 6.7gSugar: 43g
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    Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” Maca’s benefits have been long valued, and has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient.

    There are no serious known side effects of maca, but like any other supplement it should not be taken in large amounts. When you first start using maca, it’s best to begin by taking smaller amounts and building up; even 1/2 teaspoon is a good place to start. And at the other end, 1 tablespoons (of the powder) is an average daily dose. Rotating a few days on and a few days off is often recommended. Taking too much can lead to adverse effects and throw your hormones out of whack. If you experience this, you should take less or wean yourself off completely.  Some other health benefits include:

    1. Vitamins
    Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.

    2. Sexual function
    Maca is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women. It serves as a boost to your libido and increases endurance. At the same time it balances your hormones and increases fertility.

    3. Women’s health and mood
    Maca relieves menstrual issues and menopause. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. If you are pregnant or lactating you should avoid taking maca.

    4. Skin
    Many people take maca for skin issues, as for some people it helps to clear acne and blemishes. Another benefit for your skin is that is decreases sensitivity. In hot or cold weather, maca may help your skin withstand extreme temperatures.

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    Myra Mingo ~ The Happy Health Freak
    Myra Mingo
    Myra currently lives in the Kootenays in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. After unhealthy eating habits and weight gain in her 20s, she decided it was time for a change! A few years later and 40lbs lost, she now lives mostly dairy and gluten-free, eats less meat and dabbles with vegan, vegetarian and raw foods. She also is a fitness fanatic and enjoys weight training, running, hiking, tennis and snowboarding. This new love of food and nutrition has encouraged Myra to learn more and she plans on obtaining her R.H.N. (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) Certification through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in the near future. Check out her blog The Happy Health Freak for tasty, healthy recipes and fitness tips!

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